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Did You Know? We’re Eating Less, But Walking Less

The United States walks the least of any industrialized nation. As with many forms of physical activity, walking has been engineered out of many lifestyles. Even though we are eating less compared to our ancestors, our lack of physical activity is offsetting most benefits from a better diet. See how this is having a negative impact on our health.

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The Evolution of Walking

Did you know that your feet have 26 bones, 33 articulations, 111 ligaments and over 20 muscles? Your arch has four layers of muscles–an indication that we are designed to be walkers. Learning to walk indicates a child’s progression from infant to toddler. But walking on two legs is uncommon among mammals. A team from the University of Cambridge and Kyoto University in Japan have unveiled why they believe man evolved to walk upright. The team claims […]

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